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Gather Together for Indigenous Day Live 2019

By Janice Tober, APTN Communications Freelancer On the afternoon of Saturday, June 22, the sound of drums first breaks the quiet anticipation of the crowd. Voices rise in traditional song as Indigenous dancers make their grand entrance. A cascade of colour, sound and movement invites everyone to join in. And they do. Kids run around the grounds, check out a traditional Indigenous game and learn a few words of Ojibwe. ... Read More »

Manitoba’s Newest Litigation and Indigenous Law Firm

SAY Magazine is happy to introduce Manitoba’s newest and largest Indigenous Law Firm, Cochrane Saxberg LLP. The firm is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is led by managing partner, Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, a Cree lawyer from Fisher River Cree Nation who has been practicing law for over 23 years. In operation since July 1, 2017, the firm’s areas of practice include Indigenous law, advocacy, litigation, employment and labour, child welfare and corporate/business ... Read More »

Indigenous Women Leading the Way at Red River College

“Truth and Reconciliation requires strong Indigenous female leadership. There is no reconciliation without Indigenous women leading the path forward,” says Rebecca Chartrand, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy at Red River College. “One thing I always tell my 16-year-old daughter is I’ll know when we’ve reached reconciliation when I never have to say she was the first; when I don’t have to ... Read More »

Brigette Lacquette

Since her Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018 last February, Brigette Lacquette has earned her spot amongst some of the greats in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) and has become a well known name in the world of hockey and amongst the Indigenous community. A defenceman for Team Canada, Lacquette and fellow Indigenous athlete Jocelyne Larocque (of Métis heritage) helped Team Canada to a silver medal in Women’s Hockey in ... Read More »

2019 EDUCATION GUIDE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE SURVEY

EDUCATORS, SAY MAGAZINE REQUIRES YOUR ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE THE 2019 EDUCATION GUIDE FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. COMPLETE AND SUBMIT YOUR FORM TO ENSURE YOUR INSTITUTIONS INFORMATION IS UP TO DATE. Specifically for educators, this form can be completed and submitted. Have questions? Email: info@saymag.com Read More »

IcMD.ca – “Putting Healthcare in the Hands of our People”

A family doctor is often difficult to find for the average person living in a major urban centre, but it is even more difficult for those living in rural or remote communities. For many First Nations people living on-reserve and for many tribes in the United States access to quality healthcare, medical devices or medications is simply not an option. ... Read More »

The Seven Lessons of the Medicine Wheel

By: Kelly J. Beaulieu, B.A., BSc Ag The Science of the Medicine Wheel Many cultures have attempted to track the movements of the sun, the moon and the stars and have used these celestial bodies to measure time, to follow specific geographic routes using cardinal directions and to relate to the physical and spiritual world they live in. There are ... Read More »

One Great Gathering – APTN Indigenous Day Live

By: Sheldon McRae and Pamela Vernaus, APTN Communications Coordinators June 23, 2018 Join the gathering and celebrate Indigenous cultures with APTN’s Indigenous Day Live (IDL)! IDL heads to Winnipeg, Toronto and Ottawa for its 12th edition; we also mark the first celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, formerly National Aboriginal Day. All Canadians are invited to join us for a ... Read More »

Sheila North – From CBC Reporter to Grand Chief of MKO

Given the theme for this issue, SAY Magazine is pleased to highlight the career of Grand Chief Sheila North whose leadership has paved the way for many Indigenous people in Manitoba, Canada. She is one of Manitoba’s (and arguably one of Canada’s) most notable female Indigenous leaders. Sheila North is a proud member of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation,and has served as the ... Read More »

Red River College charts a new course for advancing Indigenous achievement

Enhanced Programs and Supports on tap to recruit, retain new students By Dean Pritchard   It’s easy to see why Rebecca Chartrand’s colleagues call her a whirlwind. Just five months into the job, Red River College’s first Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy has already championed the creation of three new programs aimed at growing the school’s Indigenous student population, and ... Read More »

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